Warning: This article contains spoilers for “Spider-Man: No Way Home”
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” premiered in Hollywood Monday night, giving press, actors and some Marvel fans an early glimpse at the film before it debuts later in the week.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” tells us what happens when Peter Parker (Tom Holland) asks Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to cast a spell that resets the universe so no one knows Peter Parker is Spider-Man. Of course, things go wrong, and Spider-Man villains from the past and present enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The film stretches for more than 21⁄2 hours and includes two post-credits scenes. I attended a press screening Monday night. I won’t spoil anything, but here’s what I can tell you about what to expect after the movie.
What does the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ mid-credits scene mean?
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” had a mid-credits scene that pays homage to the post-credits scene of “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.”
In the mid-credits scene, we see Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) sitting at a bar, speaking with his alien symbiote second personality, Venom. The two discuss the universe they’re visiting, which is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The kicker — a small droplet of the Venom symbiote is left behind at the bar, a sign that we may not have seen the last of Venom and the Venom alien material in the MCU.
We know Spider-Man will make a return in some form down the road. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” producer Amy Pascal confirmed to Fandango that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a new trilogy of MCU Spider-Man films.
“This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel — (this is not) the last Spider-Man movie,” Pascal told Fandango. “We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel. We’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go onto the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies.”
Could a Spider-Man vs. Venom movie be in the works? Will someone other than Tom Hardy play Eddie Brock? We’ll have to wait and see.
What does the ‘Shang-Chi’ end-credits scene mean
There really isn’t a second post-credits scene for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” technically. Rather, there’s a new teaser trailer for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” — the next MCU film.
The trailer was added as an extension to the film likely because of Doctor Strange’s connection to the new Spider-Man movie. It’s also a callback to when “Captain America: The First Avenger” had a teaser trailer for 2012 Marvel film “The Avengers.”
I’m not going to spoil the trailer, but “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” looks like it’ll be next summer’s hit movie with its May 2022 release date. Make sure you brush up on your MCU viewing before you see that trailer.